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PBS
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
since the start of the financial crisis, the health of the overall u.s. economy has become the biggest concern for state economies. with state budgets already constrained, deeper cuts from the federal government could leave them in a pickle. after all, unlike the federal government, states are required to balance their budgets every year. ruben ramirez, nbr, washington. >> susie: still ahead, there's more to holiday spending than electronics and apparel. we'll look at one holiday decorating business. >> susie: 'tis the season for procrastinators. 17 million americans were expected to hit the malls today. and the good news for merchants: many of them were simply crossing off names on their list, not bargain shopping. as erika miller reports, retailers hope they'll turn a ho-hum christmas into a merry one. >> reporter: the success of the holiday season for retailers depends on procrastinators, and also on families like the greers picking up a few extra gifts before the big day. >> we are looking for stationery, for frames. >> reporter: and that also means more gift wrap. >> we want gifts
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 12:00pm PST
. also with us anne hathaway. she brings new grit and passion to the role of the tragic heroine and hugh jack mann jean valjean. i'm pleased to have all of them back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. >> how hard is it to take this kind of play and put it into a musical, this kind of musical and put it on filmlmlm >> it is extremely hard. what makes it hard is you are starting on a journey with a musical that 60 million people have seen but so many people hold so close to their hearts. and i realize people have a kind of protective and proprietorial attitude toward the musical. so i had to study what it is that people feel protective about. and why is it people go back and back to this musical. and i became convinced it's because the musical offers the people the opportunity to reexperience these strong emotions time and again. and sometimes they get stronger with time. >> rose: and those emotions are. >> well, i think it has an extraordinary ability, this musical, to jog in your memory knowledge of your own grieves, your own disappointments, your own pains and somehow process these t
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: gunfire tore at the nation's holiday mood again today, with the emotional wounds from a school massacre still fresh. there were more fatal shootings, including one in western new york, where an attacker lay in wait for a fire crew. >> responding firefighters when they pulled up on the scene started receiving -- were fired upon. >> police speaking shortly after a home and car erupted in flames. it was arson they said later that turned out to be an ambush. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set. for responding first responders. >> gunmen killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others then killed himself. police identified him as william sp
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 3:00pm PST
of the gulf cooperation council's annual summit. the statement gave no details. the six u.s. allied countries, also called for swift international action to end the bloodshed in syria. in central asia, a military plane crashed early this morning in kazakhstan killing 27 people including the country's head of border security. the russian-made aircraft went down near a southern city. the dead also included seven crew members and 19 border guards. there was no immediate word on the cause of the crash but kazakhstan has been plagued by heavy winds and snow in recent weeks. the long-time actor charles durning died monday at his home in new york. he came to be known as the king of character actors. in a 50-year career that spanned broadway, the movies and television. along the way he earned two oscar nominations. one was for his role as the corrupt governor in the best little whorehouse in texas in 1992. in tootsies he played the suitor of dustin hoffman who was posing as a female soap opera star. now back to gwen. >> ifill: we turn to politics and part 2 of our lookality upcoming elections. last n
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 2:30pm PST
that that's the fascinating area in a character. so enigma secrets are, for me, very useful. tavis: beyond that, has the process that you use for choosing the kinds of roles that you want to play, has that process changed as you get older? we were talking earlier about playing an older character. but as you age, as i quote my grandmother all the time, as you become more chronologically gifted, has your process for choosing what you want to do changed? >> not really. i choose with my gut. i'll read a story and think, yeah, i like that story. i'd love to go and see that story; i'm interested by that character today, now. two years ago, that might have been different. two years hence that might be different. it depends what your appetite is wanting. if you read a story or a character that's a little bit similar to something you've just done, then you won't be attracted by it. but if you haven't just done that other thing, you would have been. so it's all dependent on the work you have been doing recently, but it's gut. it's like you look at a table of food and you think, "i think i want an ap
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
several rounds of tear gas and used water cannons to break up the protests. scores of people were injured on both sides. some were critically wounded. they were angry after the her with a gang rape last week, when a young woman was attacked so broadly, she is fighting for life. it goes beyond this one incident. people want a strong action from -- from thent's government. until then, they are prepared to keep the heat on. >> a delay until tuesday. the constitution in egypt was supposed to be passed, but now, the electoral commission says they will be looking at allegations of irregularities in the voting process. we were sent this report from cairo. >> egypt, on the brink of a new era. for weeks now, this country has been gripped by political turmoil. there is a lot at stake. egyptians have been waiting on a new constitution, and an early tally says more than 60% voted yes, but the result is not official yet. the guests of voters cannot get a victory for morsi and his supporters, and they say it will help egypt get back on track. >> there was not any blood spilled. the egyptian should be h
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